National Black Child Development Institute Charters Greater Tampa Bay Affiliate
The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) will welcome a new member to its National Affiliate Network in a chartering ceremony on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Early care and education experts, human services providers, advocates, partners, and community leaders have come together to create Black Child Development Institute-Greater Tampa Bay. The Affiliate will serve two counties in Central Florida: Pinellas and Hillsborough. BCDI-Greater Tampa Bay will implement programs and engage in advocacy within the local community that will improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and their families.
National Black Child Development Institute President & CEO Tobeka G. Green; BCDI-Greater Tampa Bay President Louis Finney, Executive Vice President Lutheran Services Florida & President of the Florida Head Start Association; BCDI-Greater Tampa Bay Board of Directors; nonprofit and child welfare organizations, including the local NAACP; and community partners. The School Board and Elected Officials will also be present.
Black Child Development Institute-Greater Tampa Bay Chartering Ceremony
Thursday, September 22, 2016; from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
1002 East Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
For 46 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and families. With the support of the organization’s National Affiliate Network, NBCDI is committed to its mission “to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.”
NBCDI delivers high-quality resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children around issues including early childhood education, health, child welfare, literacy, and family engagement. NBCDI’s volunteer-driven National Affiliate Network operates in communities across the country, partnering with children, families and other organizations to implement culturally-relevant, culturally responsive, trauma sensitive and evidence-based programs.
For more information, visit us online at www.nbcdi.org.